Fontodi is a stunning winery located in the heart of Chianti Classico, Tuscay, in a picturesque valley known as "The Conca d'Oro" (the golden shell). It is renowned for its commanding views of the region's rolling vineyards and for producing exceptional Italian wines that capture the essence of the terroir.
Owned by the Manetti family for more than five generations, Fontodi is steeped in tradition. However, modernisation has not been overlooked, the family embraced organic farming practices in 1990s, insisting on the balance between the land and the vine. Their dedication to quality and respect for nature are why their wines continue to receive high critical acclaim.
In terms of wine-making, Fontodi is famed for its Chianti Classico and Flaccianello. The former is a blend of Sangiovese with a small percentage of other grape varieties, resulting in a harmonious symphony of bold fruit, earthy truffle and rustic cherry notes. Flaccianello, on the other hand, is pure Sangiovese and truly expresses this indigenous varietal's full potential producing remarkable structure, depth, and intensity.
Visitors are welcomed at the winery where they can participate in tours and tastings crafted to create an in-depth understanding of the winemaking process. The walk through the vineyards unfolds stunning vistas, and in the cellar, you can imbibe in the intricacies of winemaking, from fermentation to ageing. The culmination in the tasting room is an opportunity to savour the delectable result of all this hard; work, a beautiful glass of Fontodi wine.
Fontodi winery's unique combination of traditional values and contemporary approaches exemplifies Italian wine at its finest. Whether you're a connoisseur or a novice, a visit to Fontodi promises an immersive experience into the world of exquisitely crafted wines.
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